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FILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Bullhead City, Ariz.  Three civil rights groups are filing a lawsuit challenging  Trump’s executive order that banned federal agencies, as well as contractors and grant recipients, from offering certain diversity training which the president has deemed “anti-American.”The NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed the complaint Thursday, Oct. 29,  in federal court in Washington, D.C., along with the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit

Oct. 29, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training that the president deems “anti-American." The NAACP Legal Defense Fund...

Woman goes to prison over powder sent to Sen. Susan Collins

Oct. 29, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman convicted of mailing a letter containing powder to the Maine home of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker imposed the sentence on Suzanne Muscara, 38, of Burlington, Maine. Muscara was convicted of mailing a...

In a photo provided by Word Aflame Ministries, people are outdoors during a service at Word Aflame Tabernacle in La Habra Heights, Calif. The Pentecostal church says the city violated its constitutional rights by harassing it over the way it has held outdoor gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Word Aflame Ministries via AP)

Church: California city violated its rights during pandemic

Oct. 29, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When other church leaders protested coronavirus shutdown orders, saying they were following the word of the Lord, pastor Joe Garcia said he followed the word of the law. He held services online for months during coronavirus restrictions and later his Pentecostal flock socially distanced...

A person is handcuffed and detained by police at 55th and Pine Street, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Philadelphia, after the citywide curfew had passed, two days after Walter Wallace Jr. was killed by police officers. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

Oct. 29, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man's family said Thursday. The video also shows...

Ex-embassy worker suspected of sexually assaulting 24 women

Oct. 29, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. embassy worker in Mexico is believed to have drugged and sexually assaulted as many as two dozen women, filming many of them while they were unconscious, according to federal prosecutors. Brian Jeffrey Raymond was arrested earlier this month in San Diego, where he had moved...

Florida man arrested in crash that killed NFL player's dad

Oct. 29, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been charged in a traffic crash that killed a longtime police captain who was the father of New England Patriots running back James White. Authorities said Thursday that 32-year-old Daniel Tucker Chamblin of Hollywood surrendered and was being held in the...

Nevada high court revives Wynn defamation case against AP

Oct. 29, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a defamation lawsuit against The Associated Press based on a story about accounts to Las Vegas police from two women who alleged sexual misconduct by former casino mogul Steve Wynn. The court revived Wynn’s claim that a February 2018...

Jacob Blake Jr. listens to a speech during a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) rally in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The families of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Alvin Cole and Jacob Blake encouraged residents to vote. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Families of police shooting victims rally voters in Chicago

Oct. 29, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Family members of three people who were victims of police actions gathered Thursday in a Chicago park for a get out the vote rally. The relatives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake gathered with others in Grant Park to promote voting and to use their relatives’ fates to...

Colorado jury convicts man in killing of sheriff's deputy

Oct. 29, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado jury on Thursday convicted a man in the killing of a sheriff's deputy in 2018. Dreion Dearing, 24, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of first-degree murder and felony murder of a peace officer. Dearing also was...

Police work behind a restricted zone near the Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Tunisian carrying Quran fatally stabs 3 in French church

Oct. 29, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — A young Tunisian man armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Quran attacked worshippers in a French church and killed three Thursday, prompting the government to raise its security alert to the maximum level hours before a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. The attack in...